Matthew Hemerlein, better known by the stage name Lo-Fang, is a singer-songwriter and classically trained musician. The stage name came up while driving through Sedona, Arizona on his way to Los Angeles. He chose it mainly because of the symmetry of the letters and his attempt to balance the feminine and masculine elements in his music. At age 5, Lo-Fang began playing violin. During the latter years of the 2000s, Lo-Fang began teaching music to kids and performing in galleries and museums.